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Letter from the North Carolina Council of Safety to John Rutledge
North Carolina. Council of Safety
July 16, 1776
Volume 11, Page 316

GOVERNOR RUTLEDGE FROM COUNCIL OF SAFETY.
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Whitfields on Neuse River 16 July 1776

Sir,

Your Excellency's kind favour of the 7th instant came safe to hand. We have given Genl. Rutherford positive instructions to Embody and march Troops from this province agst. the Cherokee Nation, with directions to act in Conjunction with the Commanding Officer of your Colony We have the greatest reason to believe the force General Rutherford will Carry with him when joined with that of your province will be sufficient to put a final End to the Indian War.

We have the honor to be with the greatest respect yr. Excellency's &c.
CORNELIUS HARNETT Presdent
His Excellency John Rutledge President of So Carolina